Which Kindle Amazon store - UK or Australian/US?
July 30, 2012 7:17 PM Subscribe
I live in Australia. My new Kindle is hooked up to the Amazon.co.uk store for legacy reasons. Should I bother trying to change it to amazon.com like most Kindles in Australia do?
posted by 8k to technology (3 answers total)
I had a Kindle delivered from Amazon.com recently. Because I bought it from amazon.com, I assumed it would connect to my amazon.com account. However I used to live in the UK and it seems that, although I *thought* I had 2 Amazon accounts (amazon.com and amazon.co.uk) -- Amazon believes that I only have Amazon UK, or that that is my 'home' account.
So there are 2 parts to my question:
a) Overall, in terms of price & range, is it better to be on Amazon.com? (Or rather, the Australian version of Amazon.com)
b) If I want to change my Kindle from UK to Amazon.com, is this very complicated? I can find a few possible ways of doing it from Googling, but none sound guaranteed to work in my situation, short of appealing directly to Amazon.
- Yes, I do have access to a standard Australian/Amazon.com Kindle for comparison.
-- From doing random title comparisons, some books are cheaper on UK, and some (possibly more) are cheaper on US. And all UK Kindle books have VAT (sales tax).
-- The UK one seems to have more titles (500k+ novels compared to about 480k on Amazon.com Kindle).
- The Amazon.com one has Kindle Singles which my AmazonUK Kindle does not have.
- I assume that Kindles sold to Australian customers give a modified version of amazon.com so we are probably not comparing an American Kindle directly to a UK Kindle here...